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Mid-level and junior staff not given a chance to do technical work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

I have been working at Management Sciences for Health full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

MSH's DC office is in a good location, ability to work with field staff has been a good experience, I've learned a lot from senior staff (but haven't been allowed to practice it).

Cons

Many of the administrative/program coordinator level staff wind up leaving after 1 year since there is no movement up unless you have a masters, ditto for Progam Officers/Associates. Often much of the "technical" work is only done by the older staff who have been at MSH for 10-15 years. There isn't a desire across the centers/projects to train junior staff, and this causes many of us to want to leave.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management Sciences for Health---Great Benefits!

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    Current Employee - Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Management Sciences for Health

    Pros

    Excellent benefits!
    This is a good place for people who want to get hands on experience in the international public health field.

    Cons

    If you are not part of a clique you will have a hard time advancing your career or getting the respect you deserve. In theory the organization promotes collaboration within the organization, but unfortunately it rarely translates into reality. Employees rarely display humility, i.e. an eagerness to try something new and embrace ideas no matter the source.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to embrace change and advance people no matter their clique status within the company. Diversity, Diversity, Diversity --- needs to be a priority for the board of directors, management team and upper management. An ethnically diverse environment in the rank and file only is not an ethnically diverse organization.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people and interesting work but OMG...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Management Sciences for Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are some really smart people in this company and they do really interesting, worthwhile work - which is very attractive - but

    Cons

    The HR dept is without doubt one of the most incompetent, obstructionist, and inefficient I have ever encountered. Some of the policies and procedures are just ridiculous. I just don't understand how an organisation as large and significant can expect function with an HR department like this one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear out the HR department and seriously review your HR policies and practices - they are a joke. Salaries are competitive either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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